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About Me

I have been practicing law in San Diego, California for twelve years.  I worked for a national law firm, Cooley LLP, after I graduated from law school.  I started my own law firm focused on employment and business litigation in 2004 so that I could have more flexibility in my schedule, my billing rates, and take cases that inspire me.  My practice is currently focused on employment and consumer law, with an emphasis on class actions.  Nothing is more satisfying for me professionaly than helping people achieve fair and just results.


Practice Areas


  1. Employment & Labor: 60%
    15 years
  2. Patent Infringement: 20%
    15 years
  3. Litigation: 20%
    15 years



Contingent (60-80%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • May Lynn Harris

    I've known Allison for many years, and believe that she has an exceptionally bright legal mind combined with a great deal of empathy and kindness. I highly endorse her as an attorney in the field of employment law.


    May Harris Corporate & Incorporation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Patterson Law Group, APC

402 West Broadway, 29th Fl
San Diego, CA, 92101



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Nominee, Top Attorneys 2008San Diego Daily Transcript2008
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Of CounselPatterson Law Group, APC2011 - Present
PartnerJaczko Goddard LLP2004 - Present
AssociateCooley Godward2000 - 2004
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Federal Bar AssociationVice Chair, National Meeting and Convention2012 - 2012
Federal Bar Association (San Diego chapter)President2009 - 2009
Lawyers Club of San DiegoBalance Group Leader2006 - 2010
Inns of Court (Welsh and Wallace)Associate, Barrister2003 - 2007
San Diego County Bar AssociationN/A2000 - Present
The Thursday ClubVarious board positions1996 - Present
Publication NameTitleDate
ABTL ReportNo Breaks for the Boss: Violations of California's Meal and Rest Period Requirements Could Result in Significant Liability for Employers2002
San Diego Law ReviewHas Affirmative Action Been Negated? A Closer Look at Public Employment2000
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston CollN/AundergraduateN/A
Univ of San Diego SOLN/AlawN/A
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
FBA Disclosure & Discovery Series 2013Written Discovery2013